God, this prayer is only my selfie,object of so much humorand undeniable visible truthand not the picture photoshoppedor the portrait skillfully painted, carved. Just me, here now,this day, these anxieties, these loves. Thank you for receiving it,without carefully shaped intercessions,for so many who need grace,expressions of gratitude,that most of the time I feel,regret for the… Read More
Lead me to listen and not dictate, to nurture and not natter.
Curb my desire to fix, manage and control.
Come alongside of me, and help me be a blessing to others, today.
Please, Lord, I pray. Read More
God, you might have peeked over my shoulder and noticed that the last time I wrote it was entitled “The Last Time”. And here I am again, the last time. This time, this last time, I give thanks for the funny stories, for the debates that sometimes got a bit, erm, strident, over lipstick that… Read More
In the name of the God who knows me down to the depths of my heart, soul, mind and strength – amen. Read More
According to her brother, the singing never stopped in the house that she founded. Sister of Naucratius and Gregory of Nyssa, she chose to leave behind wealth and status, abandoning everything to move to an ancestral home near a river, where her haven of fervent women learned the scriptures, and to sing, and to heal… Read More
God, I come to sunrise from newsof a newly seen nebulathat is a birthplace of stars,a phone message wanting my opinionon the politics of my troubled nation,worry about a friend’s health,the bowed-head yellowof yesterday’s grocery store sunflower,and regret for hasty, unkind words. I come to this sunrise,the one sentby my friend across the world,with her… Read More
I was watching some children prepare their bicycles and tricycles to be part of a 4th of July parade and because I love all things bicycle, this rolled out. Thanks …God, for wheels bringing usinto creation’s beauty,we give thanks.For leaving a small carbon wheel-tread,we give thanks.For places in the world where bikesare favored transportationand give… Read More
If I have not love, Lord, I am a dry and weary place where there is no water for my soul. If I have not love, Lord, I am a stormy sea with no safe harbor for the lost traveler. If I have not love, Lord, I am an angry siren in a world that… Read More
God of the summer evenings and winter mornings- As the solstice fills our skies with more moonglow or more sunlight,May we remember the beauty of this day. May the light from your celestial bodies remind us of the light within our souls.May the rapidly-flowing year remind us of the scarcity of time. May this new… Read More
A Lament, for Many Reasons Bittersweet prayers, Lord! Thinking of my dad, gone for 42 years. Thinking of cancer, and how it robs so many Of such love, caring, and companionship. Bittersweet prayers, dear Jesus! Thinking of dying patients and loving families, Thinking of hospice and good-byes and grief. Bittersweet prayers, sweet Spirit! Thinking of… Read More